As previously reported, some of the U.S. diplomats who suffered injuries in Cuba complained that they had heard strange sounds when they were being injured.
Now two scientists–Alexander Stubbs of the University of California, Berkeley and Fernando Montealegre-Z of the University of Lincoln in England—claim that male Indies Short-Tailed Crickets emitted these sounds during courtship.
Such sounds, however, the scientists say, did not cause any of the injuries sustained by the diplomats.
 Zimmer, The Sounds That Haunted U.S. Diplomats in Cuba? Lovelorn Crickets, Scientists Say, N.Y. Times (Jan. 4, 2019).